We describe a way to combine the method of fictitious sources and the scattering-matrix method. The resulting method presents concurrently the advantages of these two rigorous methods. It is able to solve efficiently electromagnetic problems in which the structure is made up of a jacket containing an arbitrary set of scatterers. The method is described in a two-dimensional case, but the basic ideas could be easily extended to three-dimensional cases.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2004
Published: August 1, 2004
Gérard Tayeb and Stefan Enoch, "Combined fictitious-sources–scattering-matrix method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1417-1423 (2004)